Friday, 17 January 2014

Fingerless gloves, free pattern

This is pattern done on 2 needles, no DPN!

First glove. I wear it on my right hand.
1 pair size 4mm knitting needles
1 ball 100g wool
1 tapestry needle

This is the yarn I used, although it is the orange-y version Sombrero 315

Cast on 28 stitches. This was just right for my hand, I don’t consider myself to have large or small hands, around average. When adapting the size, make sure to keep to an even number of stitches. As a guide, 24 for woman, 28-32 for a man.

Friday, 10 January 2014

How I started my blanket

In other words, mini tutorial.

Based on the wool, I selected the needles. I used the size suggested on the wool. As I am not aiming for a specific size I didn't knit a swatch.

I cast on lots of stictches until one needle was quite full. This turned out to be 126 if I have counted it correctly. The first 18 rows were all knit. The next ones are knit 5, purl across, knit the last five. Turn it around, the next row: knit all across. I'm carrying on this way until I reach about a square in size, then I will knit each row for a bit, then knit in another patter, keeping a few stiches at the end of each row always knitted so that it doesn't curl.

When I have used almost all of the ball I will cast off, and see how big it is. Or if it I decide it is long enough. Then on to the next ball of wool, casting on 126ish, making another long length. Once this is the same length I will sew the 2 together. If I want it to be wider I will knit a 3rd from the last ball of wool.

This is going to be a long project, so I have other smaller ones on the go at the same time.
I aim to knit at least 4 rows a day, it will keep the progress consistant I'm hoping.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Blanket WIP

Knitting whilst watching Stargate.
Shots of the blanket WIP
Distance shot, 126 stitches total.

The edging.

The wool.

Life Chunky. 4UK/US10/6mm

Wednesday, 1 January 2014


One scarf and one blanket currently being knitted. Can you guess which is which?